Ryan Stout often says the unexpected. For instance, the young comedian answers pro-lifers who ask, What if Jesus had been aborted? with Well, then he would have died for our sins sooner. Stouts comedy routines are a mix of his unique brand of logic and completely inane statements, all said with a straight face and a smirk to let us know he thinks he can get away with it. Hell start off saying something normal, like I think gay people should be able to get married, followed by something absurd: I also think gay people should also have the right to vote.
Stout started his comedy career in San Francisco with his buddy Brent Weinbach and has now graduated to the L.A. scene. Hes hosted MTVs Most Valuable Players and Spring Break 2008, so dont be surprised if this young smirk-meister becomes the next Carson Daly. 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Laff Stop, 526 Waugh. For tickets and information, call 713-524-2333 or visit www.laffstop.com. $15 to $20.
Wed., June 11, 8:30 p.m.; Thu., June 12, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Fri., June 13, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., June 14, 8:30 p.m., 2008